Had surgery today, my tendon had not healed at all with the non operative treatment and was just attached very little and it was just a question of when it would snap. The tendon was now 6cm too short and required gastroc recession/achilles slide/achilles lengthening to make it long enough(cutting in the calf muscle basically).
Rehab will be the standard 2 weeks cast, then stitches removed and boot fitted going 6 weeks.
The achilles lengthening will affect my strength, don’t know how much the rehab will be different in terms of pain and strength gaining in regards of a normal rehab and the result in the end.
Forgot to ask questions about scar tissue and cause of the bad healing, hope to get answers in next appointment.
Surgeon said that the tendon felt good and strong now from the repair, so hope I’ll progress as good as from my first rupture surgery on my other leg.
Right now it’s all about pain management and being as careful as possible while moving.